TREE PLANTING AT TORORO ROCK AND TORORO CENTRAL FOREST RESERVE ON MONDAY 1 ST JUNE 2015 IN TORORO DISTRICT

May 25, 2015

Members of Uganda Wildlife Society and, the General Public Dear Members

RE: TREE PLANTING AT TORORO ROCK AND TORORO CENTRAL FOREST RESERVE ON MONDAY 1 ST  JUNE 2015 IN TORORO DISTRICT

Towards her Vision, Wildlife and Humans Living in Harmony and, within her mandate of promoting sustainable natural resource use and management through conservation oriented policy dialogues, advocacy, research and, community initiatives demonstrating linkages between conservation and people’s livelihoods, Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) in collaboration with Tororo District Local Government and Communities,  National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Busitema University,  with, financial support from the Royal Netherlands Government through Ecosystems Alliance (Wetlands International, BothEnds and IUCN-NL) is facilitating tree planting on Tororo Rock and the Tororo Central st Forest Reserve, on the 1  of June 2015. Tororo District Local Government will launch the event at 9:50 am at the Tororo Rock and planting will go on until 1:00 pm.

The Society by this communication invites you members of UWS and the general public to come and participate in planting trees on the degraded areas of the Tororo Rock and Tororo Central Forest Reserve in Tororo District. Partners envisage this will be continuous program aimed at restoring the forest ecosystem on Tororo Rock and Tororo Central Forest Reserve Boundary line which have been degraded over time will go a long way into addressing climate change and soil erosion challenges, and green the district for aesthetic beauty and environment conservation.

Below find an invitation and detailed programme for your preparation to participate in the Tororo District tree planting event.  We look forward to your participation

Sincerely yours

Dr Nyadoi Priscilla

Executive Secretary

C.C: Professor Joseph Obua,

Chairperson UWS

Policy dialogue, the role of conservation in tourism development in Uganda on 7th May 2015 at Makerere University, starting at 1:30 pm

Members of Uganda Wildlife Society and, the General Public

Dear Members

Re: Policy dialogue, the role of conservation in tourism development in Uganda on 7th May 2015 at Makerere University, starting at 1:30 pm

Towards her Vision, Wildlife and Humans Living in Harmony and, within her mandate of promoting sustainable natural resource use and management through conservation oriented policy dialogues, advocacy, research and, community initiatives demonstrating linkages between conservation and people’s livelihoods, Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) in collaboration with Makerere University Schools of Forestry, Environment and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS) and Biological Sciences (SBS), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), National Forestry Authority (NFA) and Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) is convening a policy dialogue on 7th May 2015.

The Dialogue will be held in the Department of Environmental Management (Formerly MUIENR) Lecture Room, Starting at 2:00 pm. Within the theme; the role of conservation in tourism development in Uganda, key speakers will be Assoc. Prof James Okot Okumu, Dr. Barirega Akakwansa (MTWA), Mr. Samuel Amanya (UWA), representatives from NFA, SFEGS, SBSs and, Mr. Laster Stoney Ogola (UWS).

The purpose of this communication is to invite you members of UWS and the general public to come and participate in our policy dialogue on 7th May 2015 at the Department of Environmental Management, Makerere University, starting at 1.30 pm.  For your preparation, a detailed programme is provided herein page 2.

Looking forward to your participation

Sincerely yours

Dr Nyadoi Priscilla

Executive Secretary

C.C: Professor Joseph Obua, Chairperson UWS

UGANDA WILDLIFE SOCIETY POLICY DIALOGUE TO TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 7TH MAY, 2015 AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, STARTING AT 1.30 PM

Table: Policy Dialogue on 7th May 2015 at Makerere University, programme

Particulars Person responsible Time Session Chair
Arrival and Registration   of participants All participants 1:30 – 1:50 pm UWS staff
National Anthem, Prayer All participants 1:51 – 1:54 pm
Welcome and Dialogue Opening Remarks Associate Professor James Okot Okumu 1.55 – 1.59 pm Assoc. Prof. James Okot-Okumu (SFEGS)
Dialogue Theme: The Role of Conservation on Tourism Development in Uganda
Key Speaker 1: Dr. Barirega Akakwansa

(MTWA)

2:00 – 2: 30 pm Assoc. Prof. James Okot-Okumu (DEM)
Key Speaker 2: Mr. Samuel Amanya (UWA) 2: 35 – 3: 05 pm
Key Speaker 3: Representative NFA 3: 10 – 3:40 pm
Speaker 4: Student Representative (SFEG and SBS) 3: 45 – 4: 00 pm
Speaker 5: Laster Stoney Ogolla 4: 00 – 4.20 pm
Question and Answer session All participants 4:250 – 4:50 pm
Dialogue Closing Remarks Associate Prof James Okot Okumu (SFEG) 4: 51 – 5:00 pm
Departure All participants 5:01- 5: 15 pm

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